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Want to be a part of the festival team? Find out how to join us

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Volunteering at Reading

Volunteering is a great way to see a whole new side to the festival. You’ll have a great time, meet new people, and help some awesome causes. What do you get when you volunteer?

  • Gain access to the best festival in the world
  • Time to see some amazing acts
  • Oodles of memories

For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof to volunteer in the UK (contact the respective volunteer organisation or visit their website for more information) and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the weekend.

Hotbox

Campsite and Arena Volunteers

Volunteers work across Reading Festival helping festival goers to get the most out of their weekend!

When volunteering you’ll get to see behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from across the country and around the globe, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Reading one of the best music festivals in the world!

When joining us as a volunteer at Reading you’ll be provided with entry to the festival, lots of free time, you’ll make new friends whilst volunteering, get access to staff camping, cafe, toilets and showers, and most importantly be part of an unforgettable experience!

Volunteers assist with a wide variety of areas and it’d be tricky to list everything they get up to but some of the most common roles include…

  • Assisting Reading Festival goers with directions.
  • Helping Reading Festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Answering questions about Reading Festival performances and line-ups.
  • Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Work alongside Reading Festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.
  • Keeping an eye on the Reading Festival campsites from the fire towers.
  • Helping out with various roles across the Reading Festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at Reading, head over to Hotbox Events.

You can drop the team an email at [email protected] or go straight to the volunteer application.

Oxfam

Oxfam and Festival Republic have had a very long and brilliant relationship for many years. The appalling stories that have been reported recently doesn’t detract from our working partnership or affect how many millions have been raised from their charitable efforts and how many lives have been saved by their teams who are honourable, dedicated and amazing.

Oxfam is full of brilliant and compassionate people who have been let down by a few appalling individuals in the field and a leadership that failed to root it out. What needs to be focused on now is getting rid of those that don’t deserve the title of working there. The commitments the organisation has made to me gives me confidence that will happen and is happening.

Melvin Benn, MD of Festival Republic.